Switches and Input Devices
Unless a device can be operated by direct touch, the most common fall back for user input to a device is a switch.
These can come in different sizes, shapes, colours, textures or materials but are all aimed at providing a reliable means of access to the device. Switches can harness such movements as finger movement, elbow or head movement, eye blink, muscle twitch or even tongue movement.
There are also several types of switch which can be activated using a sip or puff action, just like a drinking straw. Of course, each person is different, and even though there are hundreds of different switches available, there are occasions when a switch will not do. For this situation, we have other technologies such as eye control available to us.
The input method to a device is absolutely crucial to its success and all of our engineers and product advisors are highly skilled in helping a system user to select the correct method of input for their device and their personal situation.
To find out more, or to arrange a visit with your local Assistive Technology Product Advisor, email or call us on 0113 207 0449 today.